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Taiwan to conduct live-fire drill near Dongsha Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) recently announced a series of live-fire exercises to be conducted around Dongsha Island between Feb. 24 and March 2. The drills wi...

Taiwan says US, Chinese military vessels did not enter Taiping Island territorial waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Chief of the Coast Guard Administration’s (CGA) Patrol Division Chia Chih-kuo (賈治國) on Monday (Nov. 13) assured lawmakers that the U.S. and Chinese military s...

Taiwan to keep deploying frigates to disputed South China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will continue to send large Coast Guard vessels to its disputed South China Sea claim hoping to “stabilize the regional situation," the country’s n...

Taiwan responds to possible China-built airstrip on disputed island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Satellite imagery appears to show an airstrip being constructed on a China-controlled island in the South China Sea that is also claimed by Taiwan. The images were publ...

US military expert’s analysis on China’s timetable for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with Taiwan News released on Monday (Aug. 14), retired U.S. Air Force Foreign Area Officer Guermantes Lailari said that the People's Liberation Army (P...

20 Chinese warplanes, 2 warships tracked around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) tracked 20 Chinese military aircraft and two naval vessels around the country, including nine warplanes that intruded on Ta...

Tropical Storm Ma-on to bring extremely heavy rain to southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The periphery of Tropical Storm Ma-on will likely bring heavy rain to southern and southeastern Taiwan, while the rest of the country could see brief showers in the aftern...

Taiwan officer on Dongsha Island tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female Navy officer tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving on the remote Taiwanese-held South China Sea island of Dongsha, reports said Tuesday (May 10). After a...

Taiwan reports ADIZ intrusions by 2 Chinese Su-30 jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 Flanker jets from China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ...

Taiwan spots 7 Chinese military aircraft inside its ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six fighter jets and one electronic warfare plane from China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zon...

Tsai visits Taiwan coast guard base ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) thanked the coast guard for their service to the nation ahead of the Lunar New Year while visiting a base in Chiayi County on Saturday (Jan. 2...

Military expert says US troops in Taiwan part of Washington's salami-slicing strategy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan history and defense expert Bill Sharp believes the increase in U.S. military personnel in Taiwan over the past year is part of Washington’s “salami-slic...

Taiwan says China not planning to attack Dongsha Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China will not try to take control of Dongsha Island during President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) period in office, Taiwan’s intelligence chief said Thursday (Nov. 4)...

Taiwan, US limited to diplomacy if China takes Dongsha Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report published by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) found that Taiwan and the U.S. have limited options when it comes to responding to a Chinese takeover o...

Taiwan Coast Guard, Marines conduct drill in Dongsha Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Coast Guard Administration (CGA) personnel and Marines stationed on Taiwan’s Dongsha Island (東沙群島, Pratas Island) on Sunday (Sept. 5) conducted a military drill invol...